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You may be a victim of software counterfeiting

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January 2, 2012 3:20:14 PM

I recently logged on and noticed that i got an error that said, "you may be a victim of software counterfeiting" followed by a black desktop that says, "Windows 7, Build 7601, This copy of windows is not genuine". This is strange because I have a legit copy of windows, and i am currently using it on my other computer as well with no issues. I am not getting an error code when I log on such as 0x80070005 however when i try to use the Microsoft Genuine Advantage Diagnostic Tool and i try to copy the information i keep getting an error. Could somone please help me!

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a c 395 $ Windows 7
January 2, 2012 3:21:54 PM

You can only use a single license key on one computer,therefore the other install is considered not genuine by microsoft.
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a c 395 $ Windows 7
January 2, 2012 3:22:56 PM

To make it legit you will need to purchase another key from microsoft!
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a c 395 $ Windows 7
January 2, 2012 3:24:54 PM

Only if you have a family pack license.
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January 2, 2012 3:26:08 PM

Mcpepsii said:
This is strange because I have a legit copy of windows, and i am currently using it on my other computer as well with no issues.


Therein lies your problem -- the authentication server keeps track of the license and it currently shows it in use by more than 1 system so flags it as non genuine !! -- the license can only be used on 1 system at a time and once you place it on another system the first systems license is no longer valid.
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January 2, 2012 3:26:58 PM

Best answer selected by mcpepsii.
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January 2, 2012 3:27:17 PM

Hmm this sums up alot haha, Thanks
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a c 395 $ Windows 7
January 2, 2012 3:27:32 PM

Thanks for the backup JD ^
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a c 395 $ Windows 7
January 2, 2012 3:28:41 PM

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